Supplies: MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910), Another Great Year Stamp Brush Set (137359), Be Yourself Designer Series Paper – 8 from Be Yourself May Kit (133426), Labels Collection Punch 1 (129336)
Oh, my goodness! Let me tell you…do not change project size/type of a digital project if you have a paint layer on the project! What a mess! All I did was to change from a landscape to a portrait orientation. The stamped image became much smaller and the paint layer became much bigger! I was able to salvage my painting by resizing both the stamped image and the painting until they matched up again but it took a lot of trial and error to get the correct sizes.
I didn’t get my usual Terrific Tuesday blog post done yesterday. Ron had an eye appointment in Seattle so we took extra time to have lunch with out daughter who lives there. We had a great time visiting and catching up. By the time we got home, those who live on the east coast were already heading to bed. However…there were some terrific downloads for us from Stampin’ Up! I just love it that we can get new things on a weekly basis at a price point that is affordable on a weekly basis. I was excited to see the Another Great Year stamp set being offered in digital form. This stamp set was introduced in the Spring catalog in the traditional hands-on forms and I have grown to love it from seeing all the great examples being created with it.
Now it is available in digital form. Why is that so exciting? Well, for a couple of reasons. First, with MDS files, they don’t retire. They are available to purchase indefinitely. Secondly, this particular stamp brush set is a .svg file which means that it can be enlarged or reduced to fit any sized need. So, you could take the big Happy Birthday to You greeting and make it small enough to fit into a 1″ circle punch or you could enlarge it enough to be a banner for a birthday party. In that case you might have to take the file to a print shop that can print out posters or you could attach your computer to an e-cutter to print it and cut it out. With the traditional stamp you are limited to just the 2 1/2″ x 4″ size of the stamp.
See…MDS fits into traditional paper-crafting as well as digital creating. If you haven’t given MDS and digital crafting a try yet, you are missing out on a lot of fun and convenience. Contact me for more information and to answer any questions you may have.
Here are the new downloads from yesterday 3-4-14. Click on the links for more details and to order the ones you like.
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One of the new downloads this Terrific Tuesday is Today Starts Here Photobook Template (137120). This download includes 24 pages of photobook templates, 32 piece stamp brush set, 15 embellishments, and one diamond-shaped punch. I chose to just use one of the pages to create this scrapbook page. Using a designer template can be as easy as just dropping photos into the photoboxes or you can delete and move elements around to meet your needs.
I started this page with this template:
I discovered that the diamonds are actually punches so used the ‘fill with photo’ option under punches in the Design Center. I filled some of the punches with Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (137077) and filled the rest with my photos. Once you have filled a punch with a photo, double click it and use the magnifying glasses to enlarge or shrink your photo for the best fit. I needed more room for my journaling so I moved two of the diamonds. I love the shape of this layout and will use this Today Starts Here Photobook Template often. I have included a screenshot of today’s new downloads below. Check them out by clicking on the links or by visiting my online store and ordering your favorites. I do appreciate your business.
Don’t forget! Tuesday is also the day that Stampin’ Up! offers new weekly deals. Check them out below and click on the ones you want to snap up. You do need to snap them up because quantity is not guaranteed and they may run out before the end of the week.
|Basics Glimmer Brads
4.95 $3.71 |
The challenge for this MDS Monday challenge was to create a card using the Align feature of MDS. This feature is an easy shortcut when you want different elements on your project to be lined up. You can access it two ways – either in the ‘arrange’ pull-down menu at the top of your computer screen or by right clicking on the objects you want to line up. See the screenshot below to see all the options available with this wonderful tool. On this card, I used the ‘align’ feature to center the piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper both vertically and horizontally on the card. I also used it to center the greeting label horizontally. I selected all three flags and used the ‘align’ to space them evenly horizontally and to line the tops of them up. If you haven’t been using this feature, I urge you to do so. If you have questions or need help, don’t hesitate to call me or email me. I am happy to help. :o) Supplies used in this card:MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910) Background Card Stock/Kiwi Kiss Stamps Natural Composition Overlays (130855) – 11, Color = 0,0,0 Cheep Talk (118834) – hello there, Color = 0,0,0 and talking bird recolored with coloring tool Punches 1.25 Square Punch, Filled with:Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (137077) – 5 Valentine Love – flag (from Valentine Love Ensemble (133327), Filled with: Gingham Garden Designer Series Papers (134853) - 3, 6, 11 Order the supplies you need to create this project by clicking on the links above or visiting my online store.
Supplies: MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910); Stamps – Natural Composition Overlays (130855); Background – Whisper White card stock; Embellishments – Glimmer Kit (137342)
This Terrific Tuesday we have a very Terrific digital download! If you are like me and love Glimmer paper, you will go crazy for the new Glimmer Kit (137342)! See how easy and elegant the card above is? All I did was add a Natural Composition Overlay to the background and color it Very Vanilla with a Smokey Slate drop shadow. I reduced the opacity of the stamp to about 50%. Then I added the two elements from the Glimmer Kit. Done!!!
You can also recolor the elements in the Glimmer Kit and in the Glimmer paper. I have created another card for you from this kit.
This time I recolored the gold wreath and Hello with Gumball Green color. I added two of the scallop borders, changed them to vertical and did a mirror image on one of them to create the scalloped embellishment. Here are all the elements you get with this digital kit
The other new downloads are
Click here to learn more about them and to order your favorites.
Don’t forget that Terrific Tuesday is also when we get new Weekly Deals. Check them out below and then place your order here.
We made a St. Patrick’s Day Pop ‘n Cuts card yesterday at the Craig/Klawock Stampers monthly club meeting. Most of the time I see something that gives me an idea which I file in the back of my mind but this time, I was at a loss for a St. Patty’s Day idea so I actually did a Pinterest search for a St. Patrick’s Day card. I found this card by Susy Miller.
Her punch art Irishman puts a smile on my face each time I look at him so I used her idea to create this Pop ‘n Cut card.
The front of the card looks like this:
Place an order of $25 or more through my online store and I will send you the FREE tutorial to make this card. Since it is Sale-a-Bration time, increase your order to $50 before shipping and taxes and also choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure! You can view the brochure here.
Stamps – Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748-w, 127802-c)
Paper - Gumball Green, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, and Cajun Craze card stock; Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (132994); 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (130136)
Ink – Gumball Green, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar ink pads
Other – Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Woodgrain embossing folder (127821), Bird Punch (117191), Deco Label Collection Framelits (130102), Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts (130099), Label Insert Pop ‘n Cuts die (130160), Gumball Green Stitched 3/8″ Satin Ribbon (126848)
Supplies: MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910), My Digital Class Mailbox Love Notes (136780)
My business coach challenged us to write a post about our favorite Valentine saying or verse. This is my all time favorite. There is a story behind it.
Years ago, we lived in a small town in Western Montana. I picked out a Valentine with this saying on it to give my husband on my way home from work in a neighboring town. On Valentine’s Day he handed me the card he picked out for me. When I opened it, I started laughing. It was the exact same card I had picked but he had bought his in the town we lived in. Obviously we have a similar sense of humor. I guess that is why we will be happily celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.
I am sure I have that card in my ‘Memories’ file at home but did not think in advance of finding it, scanning it and sharing the card with you before we left home to come back to Craig, Alaska, for a visit.
So….I used my trusty MDS program on my computer to create a digital card that is similar to the original card. I searched the available downloads in my online store and in my download library and did not find a stamp brush set or embellishment that was a pair of lips.
I used the ‘Add Line‘ tool under the ‘freeform’ button to add two circles and the creases on the sides of the mouth. I pulled and pushed the handles on the circles to make the lips shape and the puckered opening. Then I colored the lips Real Red with the freeform brush. I created the message with a series of text boxes. The background is design 3 of the Mailbox Love Notes Designer Series Paper found in the My Digital Class Mailbox Love Notes (136780). I have included below, images of what is included in this digital download. Click here to place your order for the class. Even if you are a seasoned designer, the content files in the class are worth the price of admission.
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I’m starting a new recurring posting on Wednesdays called Washi Wednesday. Washi tape is a semi-transparent tape that is repositionable. You can easily tear off the length you want by hand. It has been popular in the paper-crafting market for several years and this year, Stampin’ Up! developed their own designs of washi tape prints to coordinate with our wonderful designer series papers. If you are like me, you like the washi tape but wonder what to do with it except to use it as just tape. On Washi Wednesdays I will share various ways to use this great product.
Today I have a card where I used the Gingham Garden Washi Tape (129314). I put down the yellow gingham tape, then the red tape, and finally the flowery tape. This gives the appearance of a woven pattern. Using the Washi tape is an easy way to make stripes on your card. If you have different ways to use your washi tape, send me an e-mail and I’ll share your idea here.
Stamps: Label Love (130622-c, 130619-w)
Paper – Pistachio Pudding (131294) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink – Melon Mambo (126948)
Other – Artisan Label Punch (130920), Gingham Garden Washi Tape (129314)
Supplies: MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910), Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper digital download (137077), Grateful Hearts Frameables (135238)
It’s Terrific Tuesday and that means new MDS downloads and new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals! First let me tell you about this wall art I created. I’m so excited that one of the new downloads is the digital form of the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (137077). I love, love, love this paper and can now use it to my heart’s delight without worrying about running out. All I need to do is print out more when I need it. This particular pattern is so beautiful that it stands by itself so all that is needed is a saying. It is so cheerful that it is a perfect background for this saying. This saying pretty much describes how I approach my days. How can a person not find something to be happy about when we walk with a living, loving God? I am going to print off this 8 1/2″ X 11″ poster and hang it on my stamping room wall.
Here is a screenshot of all the new downloads for today. Click here or on the photo to see more details and order your favorites.
And don’t miss out on the Weekly Deals! These deals are only available through next Monday and there is always a chance they will run out of current inventory. Check them out below and here.